A man was allegedly caught with loaded gun at an Airlie Beach venue. Photo: File
A man was allegedly caught with loaded gun at an Airlie Beach venue. Photo: File

Man accused of taking loaded revolver into Airlie venue

A Cannonvale man has been remanded in police custody after he allegedly took a loaded gun into an Airlie Beach drinking hole.

Whitsunday Police officer-in-charge Nathan Blain said police were called to a disturbance at a Cannonvale property at 8pm on Thursday night, where a man was allegedly threatening occupants.

When police arrived the man had left, but he was later found at licensed premises in the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct.

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Senior Sergeant Blain said the man was found to have a .22 calibre hand gun with a silencer, which was allegedly loaded.

The man was arrested and charged with multiple offences including unlawfully possessing a weapon, possessing explosives and possession of a restricted item.

Sen-Sgt Blain said about 100 people were inside the Airlie Beach venue when the man was found.

The 27-year-old man was already on bail for other offences and was remanded in custody to appear in Proserpine Magistrates Court on March 1.